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Qasim “Q” Basir, director of Mooz-lum, starring Evan Ross, Nia Long, Danny Glover, Roger Guenveur Smith, Summer Bishil & Dorian Missick. The director received the “Inspirational Filmmaker of the Year” award from the Memphis Black Writers Film Festival for “The Inspiration of Barack: Yes We Can” series, a compilation of seven short films all dealing with different people who become inspired by Obama to take essential steps forward in their lives, can now be found in Blockbuster video & iTunes.com. We then play a short excerpt from an interview with Mooz-lum co-star, Roger Guenveur Smith. Paula Claudine Hobson-Coard, artist, composer, singer, photographer, joins us to talk about her Summer Love project, a one day exposition of new paintings Saturday, June 11, 2011, 12 noon to 7 PM at Empty Space, 644 Laguna Street, in San Francisco. Visit globalcreativityforyou.com We close with two playwrights and directors: Keith Josef Adkins and Dominic Taylor to talk about The American Slavery Project. Visit thenewblackfest.org Dominic Taylor is a writer and director. His play "Voices from Harper’s Ferry (A History Play)" was staged as a part of The American Slavery Project: In recognition of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War (now through 2015). Taylor's latest play I WISH YOU LOVE was staged at Penumbra Theatre in April 2011 and will be staged at The Kennedy Center in June 11, 2011 and at Hartford Stage in July 2011. KEITH JOSEF ADKINS is a playwright and screenwriter. KJA worked as a TV writer on hit comedy GIRLFRIENDS. His feature film script THE DISAPPEARING is in development with SimonSays Entertainment (2010 Sundance’s Night Catches Us with Anthony Mackie). Keith also worked as a story editor on the feature film Gun Hill Road, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, isopening Frameline 35, in San Francisco
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